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This was our reality, even though I am well educated on SIDS prevention.

Safe Sleep: Merging Research With Real Life

“When you get home with baby, make sure you’re following the ABC’s of safe sleep for SIDS prevention.  Alone, on their Back, in their Crib.”  I have recited that sentence countless times in the last three years as an inpatient pediatric and postpartum nurse.  I usually add to the easy-to-remember ABC’s a few other sound […]

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Spending Time Alone

At first I was disappointed… A few weeks ago I realized I wouldn’t be able to join my husband and daughters when they planned a visit to our hometown. My husband had a weekend of golfing planned, and my daughters were going to spend a week at my parent’s home. Then, I started to think back to the […]

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“Just 5 More Minutes”: Adult Sleep Struggles

“Michele… Pssst… Hey, Michele…*nudge*… wake up…*nudge*…the baby is awake…Michele…” I find it hard to imagine that there are any moms unfamiliar with the extreme exhaustion that comes with having an infant. On the other hand, I assume that the majority of them wake up to the sound of their babies crying most nights. However, that has […]

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Like Mother, Like Daughter- The Art of Napping

For nine months we dream about what our babies will look like. What traits will we share. For me? I scoffed when my husband stated with absolute certainty during my first pregnancy that our daughter would have blonde hair and blue eyes. Sure, my husband was a toe-head growing up, but I came from a […]

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Moment of Dread: Moving into a Big Girl Bed

Parenthood is full of phases, changes, and adjustments – from pregnancy, labor, and delivery all the way through high school graduation and beyond. During my first pregnancy, I remember my husband asking me once if I was worried or nervous about bringing home a tiny and helpless baby, because that was his biggest concern at […]

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